Tammy was born May 29, 1975 in New London, Connecticut and passed away in her sleep on July 4, 2021 in Colorado Springs. She is survived by her parents Roger and Becky Wheaton; her two sons Alex and Jamison; her great aunt Jonelle Wheaton - all of Centennial; her brothers Eric Wheaton of Castle Rock and Patrick Wheaton of Portland, Oregon, as well as her nieces Rebecca Murphy of Colorado Springs and Samantha Wheaton and great niece Athena of Centennial. Additional survivors include her fiance Kyle (Tad) Kohler of Colorado Springs; her uncle Greg Wheaton (Stephanie) of Pennsylvania; her birth mother Linda Higgins; and sisters Asa Higgins and Deanna Read of Midlothian, Texas, as well as many cousins and friends.
Tammy grew up as a "military brat" and was a go getter from pre-school days. She had an exceptionally strong personality. Tammy can best be described as a whirlwind who brought tremendous joy - and chaos - to the lives of all who knew and loved her. Her energy continued throughout most of her life. She loved hiking and camping, particularly horse back trips in Colorado. She traveled throughout Europe, skied in the Alps, kissed the Blarney Stone in Ireland, swam in the Mediterranean, walked down the steps of the Eiffel Tower and up the Spanish Steps in Italy. She explored nearly every inch of London. But what she treasured the most was time with her family and friends.
Tammy attended school in Texas, Colorado, England and Virginia graduating from Woodson High School in 1993 and Barbizon Modeling School in 1994. She took business and early childhood development classes at Northern Virginia Community College. She married in 1995. While life brought Tammy many struggles, she persevered and no matter where she lived - she made her house a "home".
Some of Tammy's accomplishments include becoming certified as a dog groomer and most recently becoming a top seller for two different on-line jewelry companies - Vantel Pearls and Paparzzi. She put a lot of effort into planning her on-line parties, designed to have fun while selling jewelry.
Tammy was extremely creative, often being sought out to decorate store windows for Christmas and other holidays. She won several "best decorations" awards. She played the piano by ear. Tammy never forgot a birthday or anniversary, and even when financially struggling, she would either make or find something special for each of us. She was always available for her friends and family. Her biggest joy was her son, Alex and Jamison. Tammy loved them deeply and was proud of every they did.
Many of Tammy's friends lovingly referred to her as a "firecracker". Tammy was unique. She will be missed.
Memorial Service will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, August 6, 2021 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, CO.
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